Computed Tomographic Images of Bowel Gangrene Secondary to Mesenteric Injury

KKT Lai, YYR Chan, LC Chong, WCC Wong, YHH Huang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:132-5

A case of bowel gangrene secondary to mesenteric injury is described. Although computed tomography is the primary imaging modality for the assessment of patients with blunt abdominal injury, computed tomography findings in bowel and mesenteric injury can be subtle and non-specific. Close collaboration between radiologist and clinician is required to achieve a timely and correct diagnosis in such cases.